Air Station Borinquen - Commanding Officer
Capt. Keith Overstreet
Commanding Officer, Air Station Borinquen
Capt. Keith Overstreet is reporting to Air Station Borinquen following an assignment to the Engineering and Logistics directorate at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington D.C., where he served as Deputy of the Aeronautical Engineering Program and later managed a $1.3 billion annual budget supporting a 3,000 member workforce sustaining all of the Service’s aviation, naval, and facility assets. Prior to that he served two consecutive tours in District Nine as Engineering Officer at Air Station Traverse City and Executive Officer of Air Station Detroit, supporting search and rescue, law enforcement, environmental response, disaster relief, and homeland security missions throughout the Great Lakes region. Previous to that he worked at the Aircraft Repair and Supply Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where he served as a production test pilot and instructor pilot in the development and implementation of advanced aircraft models and enterprise-wide software to be employed in the mounting need for Homeland Security mission support. Prior operational assignments include Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, where he flew HH-65 helicopters and HU-25 Falcon jets on missions to stop the flow of illegal drugs and human cargo through the Caribbean to the United States, and Air Station Savannah, Georgia, where he was designated as an Aircraft Commander in the HH-65 helicopter and later as a Coast Guard Aeronautical Engineer, with the assignment of flying search and rescue and law enforcement missions along the East Coast and throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
Capt. Overstreet earned a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1991 and entered the Coast Guard through Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Virginia in 1992 and was assigned to Navy Flight School in Pensacola, Florida to become a helicopter pilot. He earned a master’s degree in industrial administration from Purdue University prior to being assigned to the Coast Guard’s aviation depot facility in North Carolina.
He has earned awards for individual operational achievements, program management, and extensive projects that impacted the entire Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security, but he is most proud of his family, which includes his wife and two sons.